Tag Archives: EU

Ukraine | EU criticizes Ukrainian language politics

The European Union called on Ukraine to fully implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the language clause of the law “On Education”.

And lately, it did it twice. The first statement was made on December 12 in the resolution of the European Parliament. The second time this question was raised by the Council of Europe on December 17 following the meeting of the Council of the Ukraine-EU Association, held in Brussels. The EU specifically addressed the issue of discrimination against Roma. In addition, EU representatives are concerned that Ukraine is violating the right of all national minorities to receive information in their native language.

Romania | Romanian ‘unionism’: The dangerous secret of European nationalism

by Roman Ardelyan

December 7: When you hear the phrase “European nationalism,” what comes to your mind first? Most likely, you will remember Marine Le Pen and her supporters, Hungarian President Viktor Orban with his anti-migrant policies, and the German ultra-rightists who organized the pogroms in Chemnitz. What about the Romanian nationalists?

Méditerranée centrale : Une hécatombe sourde et muette, désormais à l’abri de (presque) tous les regards

En Méditerranée centrale, l’accélération de l’externalisation des contrôles à la frontière maritime Sud et Est de l’Europe et le durcissement des politiques de dissuasion menée par l’Italie ont des conséquences directes et dramatiques : une diminution drastique du nombre de départs depuis les côtes libyennes, une augmentation des risques d’interception, de refoulement et de violations des droits fondamentaux en mer ainsi que du taux de mortalité en Méditerranée.

Facing the left-wing challenge in the European Union

by Eric Toussaint

It is shocking to see that the right-wing government in power in Italy since Summer 2018 refuses to reduce the budgetary deficit while so-called left-wing governments bow to the constraints of austerity. It is now, when the peoples of the Eurozone are ever more disgusted by the policies imposed by European leaders and big capital, that the radical left should start fighting the structures of the European Union and the Eurozone. The time is ripe to expose their legitimacy crisis and use it as a means of tackling the challenges populations are faced with. The left needs to adopt an internationalist, anticapitalist break strategy and push ahead with an eco-socialist federation of the peoples of Europe. A large part of the population aspires to radical change; if the left shows that it has strong proposals and is ready to commit fully to bringing them about, it could win popular support. The left must gear up to taking a profoundly radical course of action that is internationalist, feminist, environmentalist, antiracist, socialist, communist and not tethered by any dogma. [1]

Will Latvia’s New Cabinet Share European Values When it Comes to Condemnation of Fascism?

by Aleksandr Kuzmin (Riga)

The annual marches of March the 16th in Riga, Latvia, honor veterans of the local Waffen SS legion. These marches, sponsored by the co-ruling National Alliance, are consistently criticized by bodies of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe. The most recent criticism came from the European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe: